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Report: Timbers interested in Claude Dielna - The Bent Musket
Rumor has it that the Timbers are looking to acquire Claude Dielna.

What the Timbers’ draft picks could mean for an ongoing roster rebuild – The Athletic ($)
Some Timbers draftees have gone on to become fixtures in the team. But Portland's record of developing its picks is mixed.

Major League Soccer

Chicago Fire Soccer Club Acquires MLS Rights to Midfielder Amando Moreno | Chicago Fire

Real Salt Lake pick former club intern Sam Brown in SuperDraft |

MLS teams begin reporting for 2019 preseason on January 12 |

Columbus Crew: MLS club's story of being saved, on track to thrive |
The Crew's future in Columbus seemed quite bleak, but not anymore. With new ownership, the hope of a new stadium and the culture of the club permeating from top to bottom once again, the MLS original is enjoying an unlikely rejuvenation.

At MLS draft, D.C. United uses its top pick on defense and makes trade for goalkeeper - The Washington Post
First-round pick Akeem Ward, who is from Northern Virginia and played at Creighton, could play with the first team sooner than expected because of a marked lack of depth on the back line.

Union’s dump of draft picks draws praise from other MLS teams and commissioner Don Garber
The Union found themselves in a rare place this week: the good kind of national spotlight.

MLS Coach of the Year Award renamed to honor Sigi Schmid - Sounder At Heart
The late Sounders head coach holds the record for all-time MLS wins.

Orlando City wanted draft pick Santiago Patino as a Homegrown: 'The league did us wrong on this one' | Pro Soccer USA
Orlando City got its man in forward Santiago Patino during the MLS SuperDraft, but Luiz Muzzi said Patino should have been recognized by MLS as a Homegrown.

Tim Bezbatchenko is the right guy to lead the Crew into a new era - Massive Report
The new Black & Gold president is unanimously considered the best person to head the team in years to come.

Every MLS first draft pick since Freddy Adu - and how they've fared - Planet Football
Freddy Adu became one of the most-hyped footballers in the world when he was the first pick at the draft for MLS in 2004 - but how have subsequent first picks fared?

World Football

Cristiano Ronaldo: Legal implications of warrant seeking his DNA |
The re-opened investigation into the alleged incidents of a 2009 night in Las Vegas has led to city police seeking Cristiano Ronaldo's DNA.

PSG name price for Adrien Rabiot and want to sell him in January
PSG name price for Adrien Rabiot and want to sell him in January

Arsenal look lost under Emery after strong start; Tottenham look tired
Following a remarkable run, Arsenal are floundering and there may be deeper problems. Tottenham, meanwhile, have run out of energy at a bad time.

Man United's Rashford getting shooting tips from Solskjaer - Lingard
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's shooting secrets are turning Marcus Rashford into a lethal finisher, according to Jesse Lingard.

Frenkie de Jong agrees terms with PSG, Barcelona not out of the race yet - report - Barca Blaugranes
Barcelona may not be paying the agents enough